macrocytosis

noun

mac·​ro·​cy·​to·​sis ˌma-krə-sī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce macrocytosis (audio)
-krə-sə-
plural macrocytoses ˌma-krə-sī-ˈtō-ˌsēz How to pronounce macrocytosis (audio)
-krə-sə-
: the occurrence of macrocytes in the blood

Word History

Etymology

macrocyte + -osis

First Known Use

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macrocytosis was circa 1893

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“Macrocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrocytosis. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

macrocytosis

noun
mac·​ro·​cy·​to·​sis ˌmak-rə-sī-ˈtō-səs, -rə-sə- How to pronounce macrocytosis (audio)
plural macrocytoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce macrocytosis (audio)
: the occurrence of macrocytes in the blood
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